Via personal communication from Tom at Improprieties comes this link to an interesting post at How The University Works, on how schools, including colleges and universities, are now being measured, managed and controlled MBA-style. It seems that all sectors of our economy are falling under the spell of what Bill Schambra calls "metrics mania," but at what cost to culture and things of the heart, intellect, and spirit? Meanwhile at Givewell, Elie opines on payday loans and microfinance. How do we measure the good done by philanthropic usery? And how, more generally, do we as citizens cultivate our humanity in a world so well managed by our supervisors, owners, investors, and superiors?